Four two-week sessions open to students ages 8 – 15.
Camp meets Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm at Thrillpeddlers’ Hypnodrome theatre, 575 10th Street, San Francisco. [Map]
Session 1: June 4 – 15
Session 2: June 18 – 29
Session 3: July 23 – August 3
Session 4: August 6 – 17
Tuition: $425 per session.
Young devotees of Horror, Sci-Fi and Suspense have a summer camp to call their own! Creepshow Camps face “fright” with curiosity and creativity, revealing the secret techniques behind scary entertainments’ vitality and power. Workshops led by our dedicated staff of teaching artists engage participants, hands-on, in activities that teach and reinforce the fundamental skills in monster make-up, special effects, sleight of hand and stage combat. In our theatre venue, campers screen classic horror movies and rehearse on-stage for farewell performances given for family and friends at the end of every Creepshow Camp session.
Each two-week session is led by the Camp’s director Russell Blackwood, the creator of the Bay Area Shakespeare Camps who founded Creepshow Camp in 2006, and guest artists from award-winning horror theatre company, Thrillpeddlers. Each staff member brings with them an unmatched expertise, insight and exuberance for creating on-stage thrills and chills.
Vetern Thrillpeddler Will McMichael writes and directs his new play Night Witches for the Hollywood Fringe Festival with the help of Thrillpeddlers. Thousands of young women went to war on the Eastern Front of WWII. Among the most elite were the women of Night Bomber Regiment 588. In hushed fearful tones, the Nazi called them Nachthexen (Night Witches). Playing June 5 - 23, 2016.
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Thrillpeddlers is auditioning performers of all genders, races and ethnicities for the acting ensemble of "Shocktoberfest," San Francisco's 17th annual extravaganza of terror and titillation celebrating the Grand Guignol theatre tradition (www.grandguignol.com). This year's lineup includes classic Grand Guignoil horror plays, black comedy, and original music by Scrumbly Koldewyn (resident composer for Thrillpeddlers and the fabulous Cockettes). Auditions are June 6, 6:30 - 8:30 pm & June 13, 6:30 - 9 (also callback) at The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (@ Bryant St.), S.F. Please prepare: one 1-2 minute monologue. You'll also have the option sing a song or share a special skill (musical or otherwise). Appointment/Info: Russell at email@example.com "Shocktoberfest" rehearsals are Aug 1 - 3 workshops, Aug 15 - Oct 12 weeknights and some Saturday days. Performance are Thur, Fri, Sat at 8 pm Oct 13 - Nov 19, plus Oct 30 and 31 at 8 pm. Performers receive a $250 travel stipend.